Team

Management

Christian Bettstetter is a professor and head of the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems at the University of Klagenfurt. He is also scientific director of Lakeside Labs GmbH, a research and innovation company. He has 20 years of experience in academic and industrial research with emphasis on wireless communications and self-organization in networked systems. Bettstetter holds master and doctoral degrees in electrical and information engineering from TU München.

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Kornelia Lienbacher is secretary in the team of Christian Bettstetter at the University of Klagenfurt. She manages and supports the team with administrative issues, including financial and travel aspects, and communicates with the university’s central administration.

Senior Researchers


Aymen Fakhreddine is a senior researcher with expertise in wireless communications, networking, and localization. His current emphasis is on cellular-connected drone systems. He holds a doctoral and master degree in telematic engineering from the University Carlos III Madrid and a master degree in wireless communication systems from École Supérieure d’Électricité (Centrale Supélec) in Paris. Before joining Bettstetter’s team at the University of Klagenfurt and Lakeside Labs, he was a researcher at IMDEA Networks and a visiting student at Singapore University of Technology and Design.

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Pasquale Grippa has multidisciplinary interests in the analysis of networked, stochastic, and self-organizing systems. He is a senior researcher at Lakeside Labs. Pasquale holds a doctoral degree in technical sciences from the University of Klagenfurt and a master degree in electronics engineering from the University of Salerno. He was a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt from 2012 until 2018 and a management consultant at Detecon in 2018.

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Udo Schilcher has 15 years of experience in research on wireless communications and stochastic modeling in networked systems. He is a senior researcher at the University of Klagenfurt working on wireless interference and self-organizing synchronization. Schilcher holds a doctoral degree in information and communications engineering and master level degrees in informatics and mathematics from the University of Klagenfurt.

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Jorge F. Schmidt holds a doctoral degree and an electronic engineer degree from the Universidad Nacional del Sur and has worked many years in Finland, Argentina, and Spain before coming to Klagenfurt in 2014. His expertise is in wireless communications and signal processing. He is a staff member at the University of Klagenfurt and Lakeside Labs working on self-organizing synchronization and industrial sensor networks.

Researchers and Doctoral Students

Agata Barciś is a doctoral student in the Karl Popper doctoral school on networked autonomous aerial vehicles at the University of Klagenfurt. Her research is on synchronization and swarming in multi-robot systems. She holds a master degree in control engineering and robotics from Wrocław University of Technology and gained experience as embedded software developer.

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Daniel Neuhold is a doctoral student at the University of Klagenfurt with interests in wireless communications. He works on reliable ultra-wide band sensor networks for airplanes and industrial applications. Daniel holds a master level degree in information and communications engineering from the University of Klagenfurt. He was a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt from 2015 until 2021 and a guest researcher at the University of Southern California in 2018.


Arke Vogell is a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt with interests in self-organiziation and network dynamics with applications to robotics and drones. He works toward his doctoral degree in self-organizing synchronization with stochastic coupling. Arke holds a master of science in physics from the University of Hanover and did his master thesis at the Max Plank Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization. He joined Lakeside Labs GmbH in 2016 to work on path planning for drones. He has also been engaged as a student representative for the doctoral program.

Student Members

  • Anna-Sofie Gaggl
  • Melisa Midžan
  • Xhemal Pengili
  • Judith Wieser